Unger, Norman O.
November 1980
Ebony;Nov1980, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p58
The article features National Football League player Walter Payton. Aside from playing football for the Chicago Bears, the African American player also runs a variety of businesses including his firm, Walter Payton Enterprises. As of November 1980, he is the game's highest paid player, with a base salary of 450,000 dollars a year. He has been named All Pro every year except for his rookie season and has received the Most Valuable Player award in 1977. It reveals that he engages in business because he knows that his football career will come to an end.


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